Blog Post by Oscar Segovia, Toyota Mentorship Program Coordinator
It is my distinguished honor and pleasure to share some incredible news with you all! For the first time in Chaffey’s history both locally here at our high school and within our district, we have TWO students who were selected as DELL SCHOLAR RECIPIENTS for the class of 2018! This scholarship is a nationally recognized, extremely competitive, time consuming and requires multiple phases to complete. Nonetheless, that did not stop our resilient, relentless, bright and gritty young men — both of whom share a story and an incredible academic trajectory. The students will each receive $20,000 each to distribute in four years, a free laptop, textbook credits and individual private counseling during their duration at their respective universities. This truly takes a village SO THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this possible.
The last time we had a DELL Scholar was in 2015. Our TWO AVID students proudly represent us all as Tigers as well as our entire district. I could not be more proud.
The two RECIPIENTS are
JOSUE MENJIVAR & FELIPE VALDOVINOS
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As we start the new year, it is important to check in with our long-term goals. A question that students and parent often ask is about what they should be doing to get ready for college. I hope that the checklist below can help you set priorities and stay on track! Continue reading “College-Bound Second Semester to Do List” →
There are so many excellent colleges within fifty miles of Ontario! This post is the start of a series I am calling “Five Worth the Drive.” Each installment will focus on five colleges that are little gems in Southern California. Use the map above to link to the school website and get driving directions. This week: Chapman University, Pitzer College, Whittier College, Loma Linda University, and Occidental College.
I encourage you to check out their websites, call the admissions office, and schedule a tour! Continue reading “Five Worth the Drive: Independent Colleges within 50 Miles (part 1)” →
There are so many colleges and universities to choose from, that it can be a huge task to find the one that is right for you. Fortunately, there are many online tools to help you get started, some of which you can see below. When looking for the perfect school, you should consider location, size, offerings, financial aid, and on-campus student life, and lots more. You should reflect on what you want from a college experience, and then try to find a school that offers what you wish. The best way to know if a college is a good fit is to visit it. I often say that finding a perfect college is like shopping for shoes; Continue reading “Searching for the perfect college? Go visit!” →
The more we read, the more we know! It sounds like a catch-phrase on a silly public service announcement, but it’s true. Students who read widely and deeply are better prepared for college and life. Though it can be difficult to find the time to read for pleasure, once you get in the habit of reading, you will discover the joy of imaginative escape. Don’t wait for a teacher or librarian to hand you a book; seek out your own reading adventures! To be well-rounded, read from a variety of genres (plays, novels, essays, etc.), multiple time periods (ancient, Renaissance, modern, etc.), and diverse cultures (American, Latin American, European, etc.).
The following lists can help you on your journey. Continue reading “College-Bound Reading Lists” →